The pressotherapy machine that you can use on the sofa in your home | Showcase

The second quarter of each year is always marked by the same purpose: the bikini operation. Despite the circumstances, the 2020 one is not being different, especially now that it seems that we will be able to enjoy a little more of our freedom during the summer months. However, in a confined situation, it is […]

“The Goncourt brothers have exerted an influence that is too often overlooked”

Journalists, novelists, historians, art lovers, the Goncourt family are nevertheless often considered the authors of the only Newspaper and the founders of the academy that bears their name. Jean-Louis Cabanès and Pierre-Jean Dufief, editors of the Newspaper, complete works and correspondence (Garnier and Champion) have come together to restore this double life, caught in the […]

Fiona Apple, the DIY arena

Sure Fetch the Bolt Cutters (“Bring back the bolt cutters”), composed in the interior of her house, Fiona Apple borrows little from outside. But this title quote came from elsewhere and opens all doors. This is a sentence from an episode of the police series The fall, pronounced by the investigator played by Gillian Anderson […]

Monday poetry: today, “when he comes forward I wonder why”

What everyone feared has happened: in France too, confinement has indeed increased domestic violence. The opportunity to remind in passing that the Stop Violence platform, where it is possible to anonymously report cases of violence, remains active. On the poetry side, Perrine Le Querrec released, just before confinement, an important, hard book, nourished by her […]

The films to see (or not) this week

The films to see (or not) this week Cinema outings. What should you see at the cinema this Wednesday? Here is a summary of the reviews of our culture department. Click on the links to read the articles. Kongo, by Hadrien La Vapeur and Corto Vaclav. To create the powerful portrait of a captivator in […]

“The Wild State”, attention seceded

The Wild State is so polished that its title can only be understood as a denial. Here is an illustrious example of fully civilized cinema, whose narration and style are based and play only on fear, the will to control and of course the fascination with everything he is delighted to call the name of […]

Liberato, the strange Neapolitan – Culture / Next

There is a knock on the door: a messenger hands us a vinyl adorned with a rose taped to the cover. “From a Neapolitan admirer”, he blows before disappearing. We note that the rose is already withered. Perhaps because of the trip from Naples, cradle of the Liberato phenomenon, mysterious singer who since Valentine’s Day […]

5,000-hour tickets: time as a currency in the art world | Babelia

“I wasted time, now time wastes me,” laments Ricardo II in his cell in Pomfret. “My thoughts are minutes, and with sighs they shake / quadrants, and put them before my eyes.” In his extraordinary soliloquy before he was killed (when he has already recited that of “how difficult it is for a camel to […]

Lorenzo Castillo: “In Madrid we have become accustomed to aesthetic dislikes because of politicians” | ICON Design

In the introduction of the book that brings together some of Lorenzo Castillo’s best works (Ediciones el Viso, 2017), the specialist Michael Boodro emphasized the transatlantic quality of the Madrid decorator: “The predilection for the ingenious and the extravagant, its exuberance and humor and Lorenzo Castillo’s cheerful mixture of ostentation and moderation have always led […]

James Casebere: “I was too rebellious to become an architect”

In residence at the Academy of Rome, James Casebere, holder of the American Prize for Rome, continues there “On the Water’s Edge”, a series presented at the Templon gallery in Paris (IIIe). Using featherboard, wood and heated resin water, the artist builds models that he photographs. Concerned about climate change, he imagines architectures to cope […]